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post #111 of 199 (permalink) Old 20-04-2019, 21:03 Thread Starter
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Ljubljana - walked the legs off myself today! Parked in the Tivoli gardens.
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post #112 of 199 (permalink) Old 22-04-2019, 02:26
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Did you find that the choice of vegetables was poor Jean ?

Ljubljana is beautiful though

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Well, there's certainly plenty veg available in that market! But they don't tend to serve meat n 2 veg as we do (or did!)

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Not long after writing that I'd a lovely meal at a Turistica farm restaurant which allows MHs to park - it was lamb stew with potatoes n spinach! Preceded by an onion and bean soup (and possibly sauerkraut, as there was a sharpness in there) and followed by a slab of cake, a bit like Swiss roll but heavier and square. Had sultanas, nuts and possibly honey;quite heavy. That with 25cl house wine was about €17.
In that area there was a mix of 'just-managing' (judging by the housing) and the obscenely rich with their new, massive houses behind electric iron gates. When I left next morning a deer ran across my path.

I crossed into Croatia - and had to show my passport to both the Slovenians and the Croatians. I wonder why a manned border there?

The Croatians have ridiculously low speed limits - and that's coming from someone who likes to take her time. 50k/hr on stretches that could easily take 80. And 30s where 50 would have been fine. Mind you, they're not very good at holding to their own side of the road coming round bends so maybe there's a reason for the low limits.

I've visited Motovun, Novigrad and Poreč. It was my nephew who encouraged me to visit Istria rather than head further east to Hungary. While they're certainly very pretty, and interesting, they're rather too commercialised for me. I can imagine they'd be absolutely hooching in the summer.

Wildcamping is not allowed in Croatia and parking is generally paying - tho this large area for MHs outside Poreč is, unexpectedly, free till May 1st.

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1. Parking at the Turistica restaurant
2. Lilac a full month ahead of itself
3. Parking at Motovun - it's a long climb to the top!
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5. Poreč
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I found it cabbage, and well more cabbage

Still I learnt a really good dressing

For cabbage

It seemed much like Prague

But it could have been the season we were there

So now travel the beautiful coast

Drop to the campsites on the Adriatic

Take care on the gradients down, or more importantly up

The people on these-small campsites are brilliant

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Mint sauce is my answer to cabbage. Makes it bearable.

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I think maybe I've had overload of pretty Adriatic towns - I was stopping at one, en route to staying at another.

At least yesterday I tried to visit Vrsar. The road was up but not completely closed so I followed a few bikers round it - and found myself going up n up ever-narrowing roads in Fontana. Decided rather quickly to abandon that!

I did find Vrsar by an internal route, and after that, came on to Rovinj which is post-card beautiful. I was late in cycling in as I'd a problem with my awning which wouldn't extend - took ages to fix, with the help of a bench borrowed from the German outfit in the pic - what a machine! Bought new, in that format, 27yrs ago. It does 25l/100km (very roughly 12mpg). They're a group from all over Germany, never met before, on a 16 day trip. The driver was the 1st person this trip to mention Brexit!

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1. Poreč
2. Vrsar
3. Gorgeous Morgan in Vrsar
4. Rovinj
5. Rovinj
6. Touring German outfit
7. Presumably they exclude you if you sleepwalk!
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Hi Jean

That brought back memories. I had a 1986 4 seater version of that Morgan which was the same colour. When I sold it the new owner lived on the outskirts of Paris.

Had it for 11 years during which it depreciated by £37.50.

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It has UK badges on the side of the bonnet - maybe it is yours!! It's beautifully preserved!

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Hi Jean

It isn't mine as the one I had was a four seater so the Spare Wheel is more vertical at the back.. I have difficulty driving a 2 seater as the Dashboard is slightly lower so my knees get stuck behind the Facia when I try to change gear or brake etc.

You seem to be having a great time.

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